legion

  1. M

    QUESTION I want to send a letter

    Hello I know there is probably no chance can someone give me a adress where the guys after (definitive) can send a letter and ask for a second chance. I know there is probably only 1 % chance Legion to give you that chance but I want to try. I was there few years ago did I need to put exact...
  2. K

    JOINING Thinking about joining.

    Hello all Legionnaires and retired Legionnaires. I am twenty one years old and from Texas, USA. I've recently been thinking about enlisting for the Legion. Why? For starters I have been wanting to be a soldier since I was about ten years old seeing a recruiting ad for the US Army. I also come...
  3. G

    Legion Military Police

    It’s been a while since I last posted on this forum. I’m now 19 years old and I’m currently in Swedish army basic training. I’m enjoying every second of military life, but I still can’t help but feel that I’d rather be in the Legion. Currently my plan is to finish basic training and then work in...
  4. R

    Biggest Factor during Selection

    Hello everyone, First a little background, I'm 20 and come from a middle class family. Finished school last year and took a year off as I felt lost and didn't want to follow the traditional path of ‘go to university, study something you don't care about, get a 9-5 job’. I'm also from a...
  5. IrishHermit

    How many legionnaires stay in France after the contract ends?

    Bonjour mes amis, I notice that some applicants mention becoming a French citizen as one of the reasons for joining the Legion. I was wondering if any one has information on the percentage of legionnaires who remain in France either as a citizen or permanent resident after their contract...
  6. A

    Question about retirement

    Hello, My name is Attila, my son is serving currently on his first contract. My son said that he is planning to stay with the Legion another 5 years after his current contract is up in just over 2 years. I was wondering if he will get any kind of retirement checks after his 2nd contract. I heard...
  7. Z

    Alternatives to the French Foreign Legion

    Alternatives à la Légion étrangère française Below are some alternatives to the French Foreign Legion. There is nothing out there quite like the FFL, but below are possible options for some. Criteria used is what attracts people to the Legion: French culture, adventure, overseas, and/or...
  8. J

    Just a newbie seeking for help and info.

    Um..can any1 tell mw what should i do..i'll turn 19 next june ill be going there before june as an 18 yr old and im 6'2 with 92kg of weight i can run for 6-7 km not that hard and i just have started practising.something im curious about is i have never done a pull up but i can do some push ups...
  9. A

    Registered Nurses in the Foreign Legion

    Hi guys, I've been searching the net regarding nursing in the Foreign Legion since I saw this link http://www.legion-recrute.com/en/infirmier.php. I've seen some of the stuff here, and while the information is good, it's not complete. I'd like to add a few questions, if you guys don't mind...
  10. N

    Does every legionnaire carry a sidearm?

    Are they standard issue, or just for higher ranks?
  11. N

    FAMAS Field Strip Videos/ Northern Irish folk serving?

    Alright lads I'm just wondering if anyone has any videos or diagrams on how to field strip a FAMAS as I've heard they are a right bastard to strip down and wouldn't want to make a balls up if I get in and end up with some caporal screaming at me in French on what goes where as I'd probably make...
  12. SwampPearl

    Selection Experience Stories

    I did some searching around for peoples experiences during the FFL selection and I found two well written stories about their time at Aubagne. I know these stories are already on the forums, but I thought it might be easier for people to find them in one thread...
  13. CanadianFFL

    French Foreign Legion Ranks - With US Army equivalent

    Général de Division = Major General (O8) Général de Brigade = Brigadier General (O7) Colonel = Colonel (O6) Lieutenant-colonel = Lieutenant Colonel (O5) Commandant = Major (O4) Capitaine = Captain (O3) Lieutenant = First Lieutenant (O2) Sous-lieutenant = Second Lieutenant (O1)...
  14. C

    Welcome from Hungary

    Hello i am 17 and i am from Hungary,and i want to go to the French Foreign Legion.I will try for 150% just before i turn 19,in 2014 and after i finished school.All my wishes are that i can get in the army.I am planning about this lifestyle for 3 years now.I have been doing martial arts since i...
  15. V

    ARMY Other than Honorable Accepted?

    Hello All, I am a former US ARMY reservist who received an other than honorable discharge 3 years ago. I had NO misconduct or drug charges. I was unable to attend drills due to financial reasons and requested a transfer to a unit closer to my home. Basically the CO led me to believe the...
  16. O

    from Mexico

    Hi all!!! i have been wanting to enlist in the military for a while now, but i just simply made excuses and what not and than one day i started doing some research as to what was my countries army like and all o0f that stuff. and along the way i started seeing that they are very much part of...
  17. S

    Joining question

    Firstly I would like to apologize if something similar to this has already been asked. I am curious as to whether the following would be a conceivable plan. If i was to study undergraduate economics in the United States (Virginia military institute) I will be 22 when I graduate, from there...
  18. S

    olympic hopeful

    A question for anyone whose been in the Legion or happens to know about this. If I am an olympic caliber athlete (weightlifting), will the Legion allow me to train at some point and to compete? The ultimate goal being to compete for France at the Olympics. I'm asking because I know that two...
  19. C

    Hi. I have a question about re-joining

    Hello everyone. I was in the legion last year. I joined about this time of year, did the instruction and then just before ventilation i asked to go civil for a few reasons...looking back some were valid some not...i should have just sucked it up and keep at it..but i was well...stupid and went...
  20. veteranlouisianne

    Scots and the Legion

    When William the Conqueror: 1066, Crossed with his Gallican men, hard to fix Their sights upon bonnie, auld sud-Angleterre, He ought to have sensed a grim, blood-kindred stare North of the stone wall Roman Hadrian built, Where fierce highland clans, in tartan and kilt (o'er sprawling...
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